After working for years in journalism, Krista Foss has turned to writing fiction. In this interview she talks about this turn in the road, and shares her writing process and some of her current work with Art Waves listeners. Topics: fiction, short stories, writing
Award-winning comic novelist, author of Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life, and The Fearsome Particles was the McMaster Writer-in-Residence for fall 2009, when Art Waves invited him over for a conversation. You will find his very serious take on the art of writing--even comic writing--most enlightening. Topics: fiction, humour, novel-writing
Every year Rhonda Dynes disciplines herself in the middle of a very busy life to write a novel during the month of November. She is part of the cyber-phenomenon NaNoWriMo--National Novel Writing Month. She credits it with fast-forwarding her creative development as well as her output. And then in April she writes a screenplay! Tune in to an inspiring discussion about writing under pressure. Topics: writing, fiction, NaNoWriMo, pressure, discipline
Imagine a scene edited from Gladiator in which throngs of pelt-wearing warriors shout across the open sea: Tor! Tor! Tor! Tor! Such a thing is completely believable after a conversation with artist and singer/song-writer Tor Lukasic Foss. As Tiny Bill Cody, Tor blends intellectual angst with the musical brilliance that won him the Male Entertainer of the Year Award at the 2009 Hamilton Music Awards. But he is equally lauded as a visual artist. His energy, his humility and his talent filled the... Topics: angst, song-writing, live music, lyrics
For decades, Steve Fuller has been delighting crowds at festivals, dances and peace walks with his beautiful fiddling. Art Waves invited him to come and play for us on the radio, and tell us how he filled his treasure chest of songs, both traditional and contemporary. Tune in! You might just find yourself tuning up as well--or dancing--to Steve's beautiful playing. Topics: fiddling, traditional music, song-writing, violin vs fiddle, violin restoration
John Roberts has done everything from police work, to editing, to leading the Canadian Metis Council, to college teaching, and he has published 27 non-fiction books along the way. Tune in to trace an eclectic and fascinating life. Topics: textbooks, writing, editing, publishing, policework, Canadian Metis Council
Writer and storyteller Jean Ryan graces this episode of art waves with her engaging conversation about the art of eloquence, both written and oral. How do you shape a story? Why is listening to and telling stories so important for both adults and children? Wonder no more, as Jean Ryan tells the Parable of Truth and Story. Topics: the art of storytelling, tales, fiction, writing, truth, sources
Here is a voice for cathedrals, for mountaintops. I have always said it, and now you can hear it in all its dramatic glory, as Jim Lafferty releases his third collection of earth-shattering poetry: A Celtic Blessing. This is laureate-worthy work. Dive into the passion and brilliance of Celtic poetry, with Jim Lafferty on Art Waves #77. Topics: celtic poetry, writing poetry for special occasions, inspiration
Hamilton has several couples who have opened their homes to the arts, creating spaces where the community comes to celebrate and grow. Marlaise and David Laing Dawson opened the Gallery on the Bay a few years ago and they continue to host art openings, readings and concerts in an atmosphere of sophisticated beauty. But did you know they also make movies? Topics: art gallery, curating, film-making, writing, painting, hosting cultural events, collaboration
Richard Van Holst is a writer and his nephew Tyler is a visual artist. Richard is a researcher at Redeemer University College, where Tyler is a student. Art Waves invited them to talk to us about their creative pursuits, as well as the roots of creativity in families. Topics: writing, visual art, roots of creativity, family, Charles Dickens, Georgina Hogarth
Chris Adeney, also known as The Wax Mannequin, is a Hamilton musician who writes arrestingly beautiful lyrics and melodies that manage to speak simultaneously to the dark and the light we all carry within us. As he says, "In the marriage of opposites...we pleasantly flounder, our feet swept out from under, so we might find wings that we had all along." Art Waves invites you to stumble into flight with Chris Adeney. Topics: Tansley Guitars, Mark Bragg, Spooky Reuben, Dave Bidini, Writing Gordon Lightfoot, The Burning Hell...
Donna Lee Macdonald, the Arts Administrator for Hamilton Artists Inc., dropped by to talk to Art Waves about the important renaissance of that collective in its new home on James Street North. While she was here she also spoke about inspiration, and her own writing. Topics: arts administration, Hamilton Artists Inc., writing, inspiration, time management, gallery, James...
H.V. Morton is said by some to have invented the very concept of travel writing and, though he died in 1979, his books are still being reissued and widely read today. Poet Stan White has taken a step beyond being influenced by Morton. He has begun to carve poems out of the very poetic prose of the man he fondly calls HVM. To test your ear on the difference between prose and poetry, tune in to Stan White's seventh visit to Art Waves. Topics: the H.V. Morton Society, Peter Devenish, Niall Taylor, David Weiss, saw music, King Tut's tomb,...
Aaron Allen, Rhonda Dynes and Barbara Ferguson return to give us a State of the Art report on horror in 2013. In a rollicking hour they cover books, movies, television, horror events and trends, bringing with them, of course, all sorts of chilling and/or rocking music from the realm of the terrifying. Come back to life with Art Waves #199! Topics: Anno Dracula, Deborah Harkness, Simon R. Green, Mohawk's Writing for Publication Program, Jennifer...